# How far away is Voyager 1 in light years?

## How far away is Voyager 1 in light years?

In about 40,000 years, Voyager 1 will drift within 1.6 light-years (9.3 trillion miles) of AC+79 3888, a star in the constellation of Camelopardalis which is heading toward the constellation Ophiuchus.

### How long would it take Voyager to reach Alpha Centauri?

The nearest star, Alpha Centauri, is 4.37 light-years away, which equals to 25 trillion miles. Even NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe – which became the first spacecraft to exploit interstellar space back in 2012 – would take 70,000 years to get there going 10-miles-per-second.

#### What’s the distance between Voyager 1 and Voyager 2?

Voyager 1. This is a real-time indicator of Voyager 2’s distance from Earth in astronomical units (AU) and either miles (mi) or kilometers (km). Note: Because Earth moves around the sun faster than Voyager 2 is speeding away from the inner solar system, the distance between Earth and the spacecraft actually decreases at certain times of year.

Why does Voyager 1 move away from the Sun?

Note: Because Earth moves around the sun faster than Voyager 1 is speeding away from the inner solar system, the distance between Earth and the spacecraft actually decreases at certain times of year. This is a real-time indicator of Voyagers’ straight-line distance from the sun in astronomical units (AU) and either miles (mi) or kilometers (km).

Where is Voyager 1 going to go in 40, 000 years?

A star field image shows Voyager 1 spacecraft’s next destination in the universe (circled). According to NASA, “In about 40,000 years, Voyager 1 will drift within 1.6 light-years (9.3 trillion miles) of AC+79 3888, a star in the constellation of Camelopardalis which is heading toward the constellation Ophiuchus.”. Image released Sept. 12, 2013.

## How long does it take Voyager 1 to travel to Proxima Centauri?

Travel Time. The Voyager 1 spacecraft is on an interstellar mission. It is traveling away from the Sun at a rate of 17.3 km/s. If Voyager were to travel to Proxima Centauri, at this rate, it would take over 73,000 years to arrive.

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